The red shirts will not settle for anything less than a complete victory in three days, rally organiser Chinnawat Haboonphad. By: The Nation
"Our goal is to win and the government must be ousted within three days or in one single day if possible," Chinnawat said.
About 70 per cent of taxi drivers in Bangkok have already confirmed they would take part in the mass rally even though a majority of taxi operators might not allow them to rent the vehicles between Friday and Sunday.
Key supporters of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra have started to show up at the Pheu Thai Pary reportedly to assist in the rally preparations. Those seen at the party headquarters include Yongyuth Tiyapairat from Chiang Rai.
The red shirts plan to start their mobilisation on Friday, when those from upcountry would start arriving in the capital. The main demonstration will kick off on Sunday at Phan Fah Bridge on Rajdamnoen Avenue.
As curtain-raiser, red-shirt activities have been planned for Friday at six key locations around the capital, such as Bang Na intersection and Taksin Circle.
The highlight of Friday's activities will be at Lak Si intersection. Red shirt leader Veera Musigapong will lead a Buddhist-Brahmin ceremony to curse on injustice and double standard.
Rally organisers expect to set up their main stage at Phan Fah Bridge, the convergence of five main roads seen as a most strategic location to cause the paralysis of Bangkok traffic.